My last post may have killed this thread (at least I can not get it to load) so maybe I pasted in a character that messed things up.
My post was about checking that mod_perl is actually running: Look at
Further test Apache by connecting to
"http://localhost/server-info" using a browser on your machine
(or or from a browser on a remote machine in the math.yourschool.edu domain)
and you will see a page listing various information about Apache. In particular
under Server Settings you should see
Server Version: Apache/2.4.18 (Ubuntu) mod_apreq2-20090110/2.8.0 mod_perl/2.8.0 Perl/v5.22.1